Dec 9, 2013

The Tree...

Art inspired from my travel along Mysore highway...


The lonely tree stands proud
above a carpet of flowers on fire
The leaves shiver as the noisy breeze
filters through them in a gusto waft

The gathering clouds on the grey sky
signal the impending monsoon rain
The birds struggle against the wind
to scamper back to their tree and nest

I stand and stare at this picture frame
as Natures' everyday story unfolds
A dark heaviness descends within
at the thought of the imminent times

Concrete and steel will devour the green
smoke and stink will steal the scene
A paradise that soon will be
prey to man's hunger and greed

I stand in shame before the tree
a helpless pawn in this heartless game
I feel a rain drop on my face
I feel a tear drop in my mind

32 comments:

  1. At first; I thought it was real. Too good a painting. But yeah; we ought to stand in shame in deed!

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  2. The painting is beautiful. I like the sky and the colors. The poem is lovely too, but sad. Makes me wish with all my heart that you're wrong. But, I know this kind of beauty is endangered by us.

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  3. lovely painting, the poem is so sad but so true for so many places these days

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  4. Nice painting Ashok, your poem is so true. I seen beautiful places devoured for the sake of money.

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  5. What a gorgeous painting!

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  6. Painting is stunning but the last line of your poem is too.
    I feel a tear drop in my mind. Powerful and I relate.

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  7. So beautiful...as well as this powerful poem!!!

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  8. beautiful artwork. and a very touching poem.

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  9. Superb..Ps..! Paradise discovered again..!

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  10. This is such an interesting post. Your poetry and artwork are both great!

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  11. Nice. Your poem sounds so warming. It is so cold and yucky and your poem just brightened my day.

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    1. Happy to brighten ur day Lilith

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  12. Lovely post, Ashok,

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